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Cronin, Ciaran (Ciaran P.)

Works: 21 works in 189 publications in 1 language and 6,936 library holdings
Genres: Constitution  History  Interviews 
Roles: Translator, Editor, tra, Other, Author, în
Classifications: B3258.H323, 909.83
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Most widely held works by Ciaran Cronin
The inclusion of the other : studies in political theory by Jürgen Habermas( Book )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text contains Jurgen Habermas's most recent work in political theory and political philosophy. Here Habermas picks up some of the central themes of "Between Facts and Norms" and elaborates them in relation to current political debates of the late 1990s. One of the distinctive features of Habermas's work has been its approach to the problem of political legitimacy through a sustained reflection on the dual legitimating and regulating function of modern legal systems. Extending his discourse theory of normative validity to the legal-political domain, Habermas has defended a proceduralist conception of deliberative democracy in which the burden of legitimating state power is borne by informal and legally institutionalized processes of political deliberation. Its guiding intuition is the radical democratic idea that there is an internal relation between the rule of law and popular sovereignty. In these essays he brings this discursive and proceduralist analysis of political legitimacy to bear on such urgent contemporary issues as the enduring legacy of the welfare state, the future of the nation state, and the prospects of a global politics of human rights
The divided West by Jürgen Habermas( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responding to the political events of the period since 9/11, this book maps out a way to move the political agenda forward, beyond the debates which have pitched opponents of the war against the Bush Administration and its 'coalition of the willing'. It is useful for students of sociology, politics, and international relations
The crisis of the European Union : a response by Jürgen Habermas( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extended essay on the constitution for Europe which represents the author's constructive engagement with the European project at a time when the crisis of the euro zone is threatening the very existence of the European Union. He addresses the growing realization that the European treaty needs to be revised in order to deal with the structural defects of monetary union, but a clear perspective for the future is missing. Using his analysis of European unification as a process in which international treaties have progressively taken on features of a democratic constitution, he explains why the current proposals to transform the system of European governance into one of executive federalism is a mistake. Europe must realize its democratic potential by evolving from an international into a cosmopolitan community. The concept of human dignity in the genealogy of human rights in the modern era throws further important light on the philosophical foundations of his argument and how democratic political institutions can be extended beyond the level of nation-state
Global justice and transnational politics : essays on the moral and political challenges of globalization by Pablo De Greiff( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book's first part, "Weak Universalism," contains essays by Amartya Sen and Leif Wenar that offer constructive developments of John Rawls's statement of the principles a liberal polity might reasonably propose to govern its relations with other peoples. The second part, "Strong Universalism and Transnational Commitments," contains essays by J rgen Habermas, David Luban, Martha Nussbaum, and Thomas Pogge examining the normative sources and possible types of cross-border commitments. In the third part, "Transnational Politics and National Identities," Habermas discusses the possibility of a democratic political order developing within the institutional framework of the European Union; Thomas McCarthy draws on Kant to show how cosmopolitanism might be reconciled with the legacy of nationalism; and Craig Calhoun tries to retrieve a positive aspect of the tradition of nationalism, namely that it provides large populations with a powerful way of imagining political community across space and time
Between naturalism and religion : philosophical essays by Jürgen Habermas( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two countervailing trends mark the intellectual tenor of our age the spread of naturalistic worldviews and religious orthodoxies. Advances in biogenetics, brain research, and robotics are clearing the way for the penetration of an objective scientific self-understanding of persons into everyday life. For philosophy, this trend is associated with the challenge of scientific naturalism. At the same time, we are witnessing an unexpected revitalization of religious traditions and the politicization of religious communities across the world. From a philosophical perspective, this revival of religious energies poses the challenge of a fundamentalist critique of the principles underlying the modern West's postmetaphysical understanding of itself. The tension between naturalism and religion is the central theme of this major new book by JürgenHabermas. On the one hand he argues for an appropriate naturalistic understanding of cultural evolution that does justice to the normative character of the human mind. On the other hand, he calls for an appropriate interpretation of the secularizing effects of a process of social and cultural rationalization increasingly denounced by the champions of religious orthodoxies as a historical development peculiar to the West. These reflections on the enduring importance of religion and the limits of secularism under conditions of postmetaphysical reason set the scene for an extended treatment the political significance of religious tolerance and for a fresh contribution to current debates on cosmopolitanism and a constitution for international society."--Book cover
An awareness of what is missing : faith and reason in a post-secular age by Jürgen Habermas( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his recent writings on religion and secularization, Habermas has challenged reason to clarify its relation to religious experience and to engage religions in a constructive dialogue. Given the global challenges facing humanity, nothing is more dangerous than the refusal to communicate that we encounter today in different forms of religious and ideological fundamentalism. Habermas argues that in order to engage in this dialogue, two conditions must be met: religion must accept the authority of secular reason as the fallible results of the sciences and the universalistic egalitarianism in law and morality; and conversely, secular reason must not set itself up as the judge concerning truths of faith. This argument was developed in part as a reaction to the conception of the relation between faith and reason formulated by Pope Benedict XVI in his 2006 Regensburg address. In 2007 Habermas conducted a debate, under the title 'An Awareness of What Is Missing', with philosophers from the Jesuit School for Philosophy in Munich. This volume includes Habermas's essay, the contributions of his interlocutors and Habermas's reply to them"--Publisher description
Time of transitions by Jürgen Habermas( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We live in an era of turbulent change when many of the framework that have characterized our societies over the last few centuries, such as the international order of sovereign nation-states are being called into question. In this new volume of essays and interview, Jürgen Habermas focuses his attention on these processes of change and provides some of the resources needed to understand them
The cosmopolitan vision by Ulrich Beck( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new book, Ulrich Beck develops his now widely used concepts of second modernity, risk society and reflexive sociology into a radical new sociological analysis of the cosmopolitan implications of globalization. Beck draws extensively on empirical and theoretical analyses of such phenomena as migration, war and terror, as well as a range of literary and historical works, to weave a rich discursive web in which analytical, critical and methodological themes intertwine effortlessly. Contrasting a 'cosmopolitan vision' or 'outlook' sharpened by awareness of the transformative and transgressive impacts of globalization with the 'national outlook' neurotically fixated on the familiar reference points of a world of nations-states-borders, sovereignty, exclusive identities-Beck shows how even opponents of globalization and cosmopolitanism are trapped by the logic of reflexive modernization into promoting the very processes they are opposing. A persistent theme running through the book is the attempt to recover an authentically European tradition of cosmopolitan openness to otherness and tolerance of difference. What Europe needs, Beck argues, is the courage to unite forms of life which have grown out of language, skin colour, nationality or religion with awareness that, in a radically insecure world, all are equal and everyone is different."--Book cover
Europe : the faltering project by Jürgen Habermas( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, one of Europe's leading intellectuals examines the political alternatives facing Europe today and outlines a course of action for the future. Habermas advocates a policy of gradual integration of Europe in which key decisions about Europe's future are put in the hands of its peoples
Cosmopolitan Europe by Ulrich Beck( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Europe is Europe's last remaining realistic political utopia. But Europe remains to be understood and conceptualized. This historically unique form of international community cannot be explained in terms of the traditional concepts of politics and the state, which remain trapped in the straightjacket of methodological nationalism. Thus, if we are to understand cosmopolitan Europe, we must radically rethink the conventional categories of social and political analysis. Just as the Peace of Westphalia brought the religious civil wars of the seventeenth century to an end through the separation of church and state, so too the separation of state and nation represents the appropriate response to the horrors of the twentieth century. And just as the secular state makes the exercise of different religions possible, so too cosmopolitan Europe must guarantee the coexistence of different ethnic, religious and political forms of life across national borders based on the principle of cosmopolitan tolerance. The task the authors have set themselves in this book is nothing less than to rethink Europe as an idea and a reality. It represents an attempt to understand the process of Europeanization in light of the theory of reflexive modernization and thereby to redefine it at both the theoretical and the political level. This book completes Ulrich Beck's trilogy on 'cosmopolitan realism', the volumes of which complement each other and can be read independently. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the key social and political developments of our time."--Book cover
Justification and critique : towards a critical theory of politics by Rainer Forst( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rainer Forst develops a critical theory capable of deciphering the deficits and potentials inherent in contemporary political reality. This calls for a perspective which is immanent to social and political practices and at the same time transcends them. Forst regards society as a whole as an 'order of justification' comprising complexes of different norms referring to institutions and corresponding practices of justification. The task of a 'critique of relations of justification', therefore, is to analyse such legitimations with regard to their validity and genesis and to explore the social an
The lure of technocracy by Jürgen Habermas( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past twenty-five years, Jürgen Habermas has presented what is arguably the most coherent and wide-ranging defense of the project of European unification and of parallel developments towards a politically integrated world society. In developing his key concepts of the transnationalization of democracy and the constitutionalization of international law, Habermas offers the main players in the struggles over the fate of the European Union - politicians, political parties and the public - a way out of the current economic and political crisis, should they choose to follow it. This volume reflects the impressive scope of Habermas's recent writings on European themes, including theoretical treatments of the complex legal and political issues at stake, interventions on current affairs, and reflections on the lives and works of major European philosophers and intellectuals
World at risk by Ulrich Beck( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'World at Risk' is a timely and far-reaching analysis of the structural dynamics of the modern world, the global nature of risk and the future of global politics by one of the most original and exciting social thinkers writing today
Postmetaphysical thinking by Jürgen Habermas( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

‘There is no alternative to postmetaphysical thinking’: this statement, made by Jürgen Habermas in 1988, has lost none of its relevance. Postmetaphysical thinking is, in the first place, the historical answer to the crisis of metaphysics following Hegel, when the central metaphysical figures of thought began to totter under the pressure exerted by social developments and by developments within science. As a result, philosophy’s epistemological privilege was shaken to its core, its basic concepts were de-transcendentalized, and the primacy of theory over practice was opened to question. For good reasons, philosophy ‘lost its extraordinary status’, but as a result it also courted new problems. In Postmetaphysical Thinking II, the sequel to the 1988 volume that bears the same title (English translation, Polity 1992), Habermas addresses some of these problems. The first section of the book deals with the shift in perspective from metaphysical worldviews to the lifeworld, the unarticulated meanings and assumptions that accompany everyday thought and action in the mode of ‘background knowledge’. Habermas analyses the lifeworld as a ‘space of reasons’ – even where language is not (yet) involved, such as, for example, in gestural communication and rituals. In the second section, the uneasy relationship between religion and postmetaphysical thinking takes centre stage. Habermas picks up where he left off in 1988, when he made the far-sighted observation that ‘philosophy, even in its postmetaphysical form, will be able neither to replace nor to repress religion’, and explores philosophy’s new-found interest in religion, among other topics. The final section includes essays on the role of religion in the political context of a post-secular, liberal society
Toleration in conflict : past and present by Rainer Forst( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of toleration plays a central role in pluralistic societies. It designates a stance which permits conflicts over beliefs and practices to persist while at the same time defusing them, because it is based on reasons for coexistence in conflict - that is, in continuing dissension. A critical examination of the concept makes clear, however, that its content and evaluation are profoundly contested matters and thus that the concept itself stands in conflict. For some, toleration was and is an expression of mutual respect in spite of far-reaching differences, for others, a condescending, potentially repressive attitude and practice. Rainer Forst analyses these conflicts by reconstructing the philosophical and political discourse of toleration since antiquity. He demonstrates the diversity of the justifications and practices of toleration from the Stoics and early Christians to the present day and develops a systematic theory which he tests in discussions of contemporary conflicts over toleration
Twenty observations on a world in turmoil by Ulrich Beck( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world is a state of turmoil. From the financial crisis to the chaos in the eurozone, from the Arab uprisings to protests in Athens, Barcelona, New York and elsewhere, many of the familiar frameworks are collapsing and we have to find new ways to orient ourselves in a world undergoing rapid change
Justification and application : remarks on discourse ethics by Jürgen Habermas( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avec ce volume, écrit J. Habermas, je poursuis les recherches concernant Morale et Communication. Ce qui relance la discussion ce sont surtout les objections faites aux concepts universalistes de la morale qui remonte à Aristote, Hegel, et le contextualisme contemporain. Il s'agit de dépasser l'opposition stérile entre un universalisme abstrait et un relativisme qui se contredit lui-même. Je tente donc de défendre la prééminence du juste, compris dans un sens déontologique, sur le bien. Mais cela ne signifie pas que les questions éthiques, au sens étroit du terme, doivent être exclues du questionnement rationnel. " Comme l'indique le traducteur M. Hunyadi " dans cette perspective, la question morale centrale n'est plus, on le voit bien, la question existentielle de savoir comment mener une vie bonne, mais la question déontologique de savoir à quelles conditions une norme peut être dite valide. Le problème se déplace de la question du bien vers la question du juste - de celle du bonheur vers celle de la validité prescriptive des normes. Les questions morales - concernant le juste, et décidables au terme d'une procédure argumentative - sont à distinguer des questions éthiques - concernant les choix axiologiques préférentiels de chacun, par nature subjectifs - c'est l'une des entreprises originales de ce livre que de le montrer
Ethik des Klimawandels eine Einführung by Dominic Roser( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The link between justice and climate change is becoming increasingly prominent in public debates on climate policy. This clear and concise philosophical introduction to climate justice addresses the hot topic of climate change as a moral challenge. Using engaging everyday examples the authors address the core arguments by providing a comprehensive and balanced overview of this heated debate, enabling students and practitioners to think critically about the subject area and to promote discussion on questions ..."--Provided by publisher
Global justice and transnational politics : Essays on the moral and political challenges of globalization( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Towards a theory of rationality in moral discourse : Wittgenstein and Habermas on practical reason by Ciaran Cronin( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The inclusion of the other : studies in political theory
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Cronin, Ciaran

Cronin, Ciaran, 1961-

Cronin, Ciaran P.

Cronin, Ciaran P., 1961-

English (186)

The divided WestGlobal justice and transnational politics : essays on the moral and political challenges of globalizationBetween naturalism and religion : philosophical essaysAn awareness of what is missing : faith and reason in a post-secular ageTime of transitionsThe cosmopolitan visionEurope : the faltering projectCosmopolitan Europe